The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 313 363 334
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -29
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 77 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.28% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 15 19
Average daily rate
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£413 £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £254 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £117.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +147.36%
Blue Coat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9371 9564 8896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.73% 44.33% 45.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6130 6119 5714
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 211 228
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.30 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +31 27 £413 +54.92% 3
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
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England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat.

1 147 (86.98%) Firewall
2 134 (79.29%) Cisco
3 132 (78.11%) CheckPoint
4 79 (46.75%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (46.75%) F5
5 70 (41.42%) Juniper
6 62 (36.69%) CCNP
7 60 (35.50%) Cisco ASA
8 54 (31.95%) DNS
8 54 (31.95%) OSPF
9 52 (30.77%) Finance
10 50 (29.59%) BGP
10 50 (29.59%) Network Security
11 49 (28.99%) VPN
12 45 (26.63%) Cisco Nexus
13 40 (23.67%) TCP/IP
14 39 (23.08%) WAN
15 37 (21.89%) ProxySG
16 33 (19.53%) CCSE
16 33 (19.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 32 (18.93%) Analytical Skills
17 32 (18.93%) Cisco IOS
18 31 (18.34%) DHCP
19 30 (17.75%) Wireless
20 29 (17.16%) Windows
20 29 (17.16%) Infoblox
21 28 (16.57%) Banking
21 28 (16.57%) VMware
22 27 (15.98%) LAN
22 27 (15.98%) Load Balancing

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.14%) Lync
2 5 (2.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.78%) IIS
4 2 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.55%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.96%) MS Office
4 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.78%) RMDS
3 1 (0.59%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.37%) IaaS
1 4 (2.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (86.98%) Firewall
2 60 (35.50%) Cisco ASA
3 54 (31.95%) DNS
3 54 (31.95%) OSPF
4 50 (29.59%) BGP
4 50 (29.59%) Network Security
5 49 (28.99%) VPN
6 45 (26.63%) Cisco Nexus
7 40 (23.67%) TCP/IP
8 39 (23.08%) WAN
9 33 (19.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 32 (18.93%) Cisco IOS
11 31 (18.34%) DHCP
12 30 (17.75%) Wireless
13 27 (15.98%) LAN
13 27 (15.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 25 (14.79%) BIG-IP
15 23 (13.61%) MPLS
15 23 (13.61%) SSL
16 21 (12.43%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.37%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.59%) MS Access
2 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.59%) Metasploit
General
1 52 (30.77%) Finance
2 28 (16.57%) Banking
3 26 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.33%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.37%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.78%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.78%) Legal
7 2 (1.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 76 (44.97%) Network Engineer
2 33 (19.53%) Security Engineer
3 24 (14.20%) Network Security Engineer
4 22 (13.02%) Consultant
5 20 (11.83%) Analyst
6 19 (11.24%) Senior Network Engineer
7 16 (9.47%) Security Analyst
8 15 (8.88%) Network Consultant
9 14 (8.28%) Network Support
10 12 (7.10%) Security Consultant
10 12 (7.10%) Network Security Specialist
10 12 (7.10%) Network Specialist
10 12 (7.10%) Security Specialist
11 11 (6.51%) Senior Security Engineer
12 10 (5.92%) Network Security Consultant
13 9 (5.33%) Support Engineer
14 7 (4.14%) Firewall Engineer
14 7 (4.14%) Network Support Engineer
15 5 (2.96%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
15 5 (2.96%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.78%) Rendezvous
1 3 (1.78%) Middleware
2 2 (1.18%) CGI
3 1 (0.59%) CSS
3 1 (0.59%) Web Services
3 1 (0.59%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.93%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.69%) PKI
3 11 (6.51%) Fat Client
3 11 (6.51%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.78%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.18%) IVR
5 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.59%) iPhone
6 1 (0.59%) SecurID
6 1 (0.59%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.59%) NHS
6 1 (0.59%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.59%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.16%) Windows
2 25 (14.79%) Linux
3 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.55%) UNIX
5 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.96%) Solaris
6 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.78%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.78%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.98%) Load Balancing
2 25 (14.79%) E-Commerce
3 21 (12.43%) Migration
4 18 (10.65%) ITIL
5 15 (8.88%) Low Latency
6 14 (8.28%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (7.10%) Mentoring
8 11 (6.51%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (5.92%) Network Design
10 9 (5.33%) Information Security
11 8 (4.73%) Change Management
11 8 (4.73%) Project Management
11 8 (4.73%) ITIL V3
12 7 (4.14%) High Availability
12 7 (4.14%) SIEM
12 7 (4.14%) WAN Optimisation
12 7 (4.14%) ISMS
12 7 (4.14%) Information Assurance
12 7 (4.14%) Network Load Balancing
12 7 (4.14%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.33%) C
2 4 (2.37%) SQL
3 1 (0.59%) Tcl
3 1 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 79 (46.75%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (36.69%) CCNP
3 33 (19.53%) CCSE
4 22 (13.02%) CCIE
5 14 (8.28%) CCNA
6 10 (5.92%) Security Cleared
6 10 (5.92%) CISSP
7 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.96%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.96%) CCSP
8 4 (2.37%) CISM
8 4 (2.37%) CCSA
9 2 (1.18%) Avaya Certification
9 2 (1.18%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.59%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.59%) HP MASE
10 1 (0.59%) VCP4
10 1 (0.59%) Degree
10 1 (0.59%) CISMP
10 1 (0.59%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (3.55%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.55%) GPG13
3 3 (1.78%) QA
3 3 (1.78%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (21.89%) ProxySG
2 23 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.28%) Snort
4 8 (4.73%) Active Directory
5 7 (4.14%) XenServer
6 6 (3.55%) Squid
7 5 (2.96%) UAG
8 4 (2.37%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.18%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.59%) vSphere
10 1 (0.59%) XenApp
10 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.55%) SCCM
2 5 (2.96%) DatAdvantage
3 4 (2.37%) Control-M
3 4 (2.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (2.37%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.78%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.78%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.18%) NetCrunch
6 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 134 (79.29%) Cisco
2 132 (78.11%) CheckPoint
3 79 (46.75%) F5
4 70 (41.42%) Juniper
5 29 (17.16%) Infoblox
6 28 (16.57%) VMware
7 23 (13.61%) HP
7 23 (13.61%) Sourcefire
8 19 (11.24%) Fortinet
9 18 (10.65%) Citrix
10 17 (10.06%) Remedy
11 16 (9.47%) Microsoft
12 14 (8.28%) McAfee
13 12 (7.10%) Imperva
14 10 (5.92%) Websense
15 9 (5.33%) Brocade
15 9 (5.33%) Nokia
16 7 (4.14%) Varonis
16 7 (4.14%) LogRhythm
16 7 (4.14%) Nortel